Last Spring, years of planning paid off. Joining veteran Himalayan guide Luke Smithwick, our vision of a Himalayan Alpine Guides camp came to fruition. The inaugural trip brought us to Ladakh, India where we were able to visit high mountain passes with incredible ski touring access, as well as establish a horse assisted backcountry skiing… Continue reading Exploratory Ski Touring in the Himalaya
Lots more to come from our trip, but overall we had a successful expedition in skiing a previously unskied line from 20,084ft while also seeing lots of potential for future human powered ski touring. Here are a few recent social media posts Luke has shared as he is a true wizard of the region, not… Continue reading Back from the Himalaya with Human Powered Ski Success!
Luke Smithwick is the owner and lead guide for Himalaya Alpine Guides. He has been exploring off the beaten path portions of Pakistan, India, Nepal, and Tibet for years. Luke and I met two years ago while I was ski guiding in Kashmir in the Gulmarg area. Luke is the snow safety officer for the Gulmarg ski resort.… Continue reading Off to India to Ski Guide with Himalaya Alpine Guides
I’m very excited to announce a new Himalaya Alpine Guide Program that will take place in Ladakh, India from this May 28th-June 11th. Along with Lead Guide and Company owner Luke Smithwick, we will be exploring a relatively unclimbed/unskied portion of the Indian Himalaya with an opportunity to ski up to four 6000 meter peaks… Continue reading Join Us for Himalaya Alpine Camp 2017 | Exploratory May/June Ski Mountaineering in Ladakh, India
It’s never too early to envision, scheme, and plan for your next great ski adventure. The following six itineraries are trips I look forward to guiding during the 2016-2017 ski season and I’d love for you to join me! Use the contact page to be in touch. I’m happy to answer all of your questions and… Continue reading 6 Trips of a Lifetime | Ski Guiding for the 2016-2017 Season | Come Ski with Me: Antarctica, Japan, Gulmarg, Alaska, Greenland, Tibet
It’s a New Year and in 2016 I have the great fortune to offer ski guiding services with some of the best outfits out there, to some of the most unique places to ski and ride in the world. If you’re interested in any of these locales please be in touch. I hope to share… Continue reading Ski with Me in 2016: Himalayas, Alaska, Greenland, Kamchatka, Antarctica and Beyond!!